Supporting our health care workers during COVID-19

By Meghan Rossi

Hi Go Get It LIFE family!

These are truly unprecedented times. We are experiencing a global pandemic. On the front lines of COVID-19 are our health care workers.  Doctors, nurses, support staff, emergency first responders… They are working around the clock to treat patients and do all they can to save lives. 

As we’ve learned from health care workers here in the U.S., and around the world, they are in many cases seriously lacking the necessary equipment to do their jobs.  To keep us safe.

I ask that you join Meghan and I in supporting the Direct Relief Organization. (@directrelief on Instagram)

Direct Relief is a humanitarian aid organization, active in all 50 states and more than 80 countries, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies – without regard to politics, religion, or ability to pay.

Direct Relief is coordinating with public health authorities, nonprofit organizations and businesses in the U.S., China and globally to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and essential medical items to health workers responding to coronavirus (COVID-19).

In the U.S., Direct Relief is delivering protective masks – along with exam gloves and isolation gowns – to health care organizations in areas with confirmed COVID-19 cases.

They are focusing on two main areas—bolstering critical care capacity and strengthening general medical support.

In China, Direct Relief has delivered via FedEx more than 300,000 pounds of protective gear – nearly 800,000 N95 and surgical masks, more than 400,000 gloves, and numerous coveralls, face shields, and shoe covers – to frontline health workers.

Direct Relief is also staging personal protective equipment with regional response agencies across the world, including in the Caribbean and South America through the Pan American Health Organization.

Please visit the link below to learn more about their direct response to supporting our health care workers who are on the front lines of COVID-19. If you can, please consider a donation.  If money is too tight now, we ask that you spread along this message.

 Let’s do what we can to support those who are trying to keep our loved ones healthy.   

https://www.directrelief.org/emergency/coronavirus-outbreak/

hugs,

Meghan and Theo

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